Fukushima & Typhoon Halong – Update August 7, 2014

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Conspiracy theories are something I’ve never believed in – or much of anything else, for that matter. I’ve written extensively on conspiracy theories. On the other hand, some coincidences are difficult to accept at face value.

Yesterday, I posted a warning about Typhoon Halong that was heading toward Japan and expected to make landfall this coming Saturday. My fear is the damage this typhoon could wreak on the never-ending Fukushima nuclear disaster

Allow me digress for a moment. For investment purposes, I subscribe to (free) Tropical Storm Risk, (TSR) for storm reports on selective areas world-wide that may impact my investments (North Atlantic, Australia and NW Pacific region).

I began following the Halong storm last Friday, August 1, but didn’t pay much attention at first. Over the weekend, it developed into a typhoon and I began to watch the TSR reports when it became evident that a major typhoon was headed toward Japan.

As explained in yesterday’s post, I was very leery about the original TSR’s track forecast pointing west of Japan because it didn’t seem to reflect prevailing easterly winds. In fairness, predicting typhoons, hurricanes or the weather is like trying to herd cats (difficult at best), but some things are predictable (prevailing winds).

However, Hurricane Sandy that devastated the U.S. eastern seaboard suddenly veered windward onto shore. This was presumably caused by another massive low pressure system that overcame prevailing easterly winds. So the unexpected does happen occasionally.

In any case, subsequent TSR Halong reports on Tuesday and Wednesday did change Halong’s track forecast further east toward Japan. The last report, and I literally mean the LAST report on Wednesday at 10:40 AM showed it tracking to southeast Japan. Since, Typhoon Halong is expected to make landfall in Japan on Saturday, August 9, that left two more days for it to be affected by prevailing winds which would put the eye of the storm offshore from Fukushima with counter-clockwise winds blowing toward Fukushima.

Suddenly there were no more TSR reports since Wednesday morning. As Finlanders are fond of saying, “and there it was; gone.” After issuing two or more reports a day, they’ve now stopped sending them altogether. Furthermore, going on TSR’s website, it’s no longer being updated and shows the same as it did Wednesday morning.

It’s not like there’s no hurricanes to report. There are five storms that TSR is tracking (Halong, Iselle, Bertha, Genevieve and Julio) and that’s only in the areas I’ve selected. No doubt there are many more in other areas. So why did the reporting and updating suddenly stop? I don’t know.

Perhaps, they’re experiencing computer difficulties, I thought, trying not to be paranoid. So I searched the internet for other news reports for ‘Typhoon Halong’. There was only one dated today, August 7; Accuweather’s report titled “Typhoon Halong Barreling Toward Japan”. Every other news report about Halong was dated Monday, August 4 or earlier.

“Hmm, this is definitely getting strange”, I thought, beginning to brush on the edges of paranoia. Then I looked at the graphic image on Accuweather’s news report (below). I marked Fukushima with a red ‘X’.


You’ll notice the three storm tracks above swinging from the west of Japan further east and closer to Japan. Yet, it too covers only Saturday, Sunday and Monday, August 4. Yet the report is dated today, August 7. So, it also stopped showing current track forecasts. Why? What do current forecasts show that we’re not supposed to see? I’m guessing, but I suspect, based on previous tracks swinging east that the current track is on the east side of Japan putting it in line with Fukushima. Yet, we can’t see what they don’t show.

Also, keep in mind that the graphic image does not show the size of the typhoon. In fact the storm system is probably large enough to encompass most of Japan. Although the eye of the storm may track slightly east of Japan, the storm should be large enough to encompass the narrow width of Japan and definitely hit Fukushima. The satellite image below is from two days ago and shows how large a storm it is but since Japan is not superimposed we don’t know for sure.


So then I looked at Environment Canada’s satellite images and selected ‘north Pacific’. The image below, for some reason does NOT show Japan on the left.

n pacific wo Japan

“And, there it was: gone.” Now, I’m definitely into paranoid. I no longer think these are technical glitches. These are too many ‘coincidences’ to be truly coincidental.

I think it’s obvious, like the governments’ denials about the severity of the Fukushima disaster, like the governments of Japan, the U.S. and Canada raising allowable radiation limits, like the YouTube videos no longer available, like the ass media’s complicity in blacking out the news of this never-ending disaster that we are once again being deliberately kept in the dark.

I plan to be out on the lake fishing this Saturday, the same time that Halong is forecast to hit Japan. If there’s another in the long line of Fukushima disaster, we’ll have a few days grace before the shit hits North America by air (good-bye Hawaii) and longer with ocean currents.

I have my Geiger Muller radiation detector handy (aka Geiger counter) so I’ll start periodic measurements early next week. I won’t wait for the ass media to tell us anything. The ass media never tell us anything important.

Stay tuned. If radiation levels start climbing, I’ll post it. Let’s hope I’m just wasting my time and batteries.

August 7, 2014

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About gerold

I have a bit of financial experience having invested in stocks in the 1960s & 70s, commodities in the 80s & commercial real estate in the 90s (I sold in 2005.) I'm back in stocks. I am appalled at our rapidly deteriorating global condition so I've written articles for family, friends & colleagues since 2007; warning them and doing my best to explain what's happening, what we can expect in the future and what you can do to prepare and mitigate the worst of the economic, social, political and nuclear fallout. As a public service in 2010 I decided to create a blog accessible to a larger number of people because I believe that knowledge not shared is wasted.
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14 Responses to Fukushima & Typhoon Halong – Update August 7, 2014

  1. Paul says:

    You know, after Chernobyl, the Soviet Union lasted for only 5 years. I wonder if history will repeat itself. It has been 3 years now…

  2. Joe says:

    Here’s a link that gives a lot of info on Fukushima’s possible impact.


  3. John says:

    Hi Gerold,

    If you wish to have satellite images of the typhoon realtime and forecast, let me know. I can get them to you. Tonight – Europe time – there will be severe rainfall over Fukushima. That’s why there is a media blackout on Halong. Most media in European countries do not report this AT ALL. They distract people with news over a hurricane over Hawaii 🙂

    • gerold says:

      I appreciate the offer, John. Another reader sent me this link:


      And, you’re right; it’s a typical media black-out of Fukushima and Hawaii as a distraction.

      – Gerold

      • John says:

        I couldn’t find your email address, so here’s a bit of what I have. Note the Fukushima area and how heavy rain remains there even after Halong leaves Japan. Must be a disaster there now.

        • gerold says:

          Thanks, John. Excellent images!

          Most of the rainfall fell west of Fukushima, but the site still received a torrential amount of rain which is what I hoped would NOT happen.

          So much water was deliberately poured into and onto the buildings to cool the fuel rods that the ground has liquified so the foundations of nuclear power plants are unstable and ready to topple. All this rain will likely make the situation worse.

          – Gerold

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